# Chemistry: Quantum Principles - UCI

Description: This course provides an introduction to quantum mechanics and principles of quantum chemistry with applications to nuclear motions and the electronic structure of the hydrogen atom. It also examines the Schrödinger equation and study how it describes the behavior of very light particles, the quantum description of rotating and vibrating molecules is compared to the classical description, and the quantum description of the electronic structure of atoms is studied.

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## 1) Lec 01. Introduction## Lec 01. Quantum Principles -- Introduction -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 6, 2014. Index of Topics: -0:28 General Course Information -0:40 Preliminaries -1:49 General Info ... |

## 2) Lec 02. Particles, Waves, the Uncertainty Principle and Postulates## Lec 02. Quantum Principles -- Particles, Waves, the Uncertainty Principle, and Postulates -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 14, 2014. Index of Topics: -0:20 Louis de Broglie - ... |

## 3) Lec 03. More Postulates, Superposition, Operators and Measurement## Lec 03. Quantum Principles -- More Postulates, Superposition, Operators, and Measurement -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 14, 2014. Index of Topics: -0:19 The Postulates of QM ... |

## 4) Lec 04. Complementarity, Quantum Encryption, Schrodinger Equation## Lec 04. Quantum Principles -- Complementarity, Quantum Encryption, Schrodinger Equation -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 17, 2014. Index of Topics: -0:12 Lecture 4 -0:20 Lo ... |

## 5) Lec 05. Model 1D Quantum Systems - &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;The Particle In a Box&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;## Lec 05. Quantum Principles -- Model 1D Quantum Systems - "The Particle in a Box" -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 22, 2014. Index of Topics: -0:12 Lecture 5 -0:20 The Box -4 ... |

## 6) Lec 06. Quantum Mechanical Tunneling## Lec 06. Quantum Principles -- Quantum Mechanical Tunneling -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 23, 2014. Index of Topics: -0:22 Lecture 6 -0:42 Tunneling -29:42 Barrier Penetra ... |

## 7) Lec 07. Tunneling Microscopy and Vibrations## Lec 07. Quantum Principles -- Tunneling Microscopy and Vibrations -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 23, 2014. Index of Topics: 1:20 Application 3:27 STM 19:19 Vibrations 46: ... |

## 8) Lec 08. More on Vibrations and Approximation Techniques## Lec 08. Quantum Principles -- More on Vibrations and Approximation Techniques -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 27, 2014. Index of Topics: 1:23 Vibrational Energy Levels 19:35 ... |

## 9) Lec 09. Potentials + Quantization in Two Spatial Dimensions## Lec 09. Quantum Principles -- Potentials + Quantization in Two Spatial Dimensions -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 30, 2014. Index of Topics: -0:04 Lecture 9 -1:02 Odd, or An ... |

## 10) Lec 10. Particles on Rings and Spheres... A Prelude to Atoms## Lec 10. Quantum Principles -- Particles on Rings and Spheres... A Prelude to Atoms -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on January 30, 2014. Index of Topics: -2:23 Particle on a Ring -16:4 ... |

## 11) Lec 11. Particle on a Sphere, Angular Momentum## Lec 11. Quantum Principles -- Particle on a Sphere, Angular Momentum -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 3, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:32 Our Separated Equations 1:47 The Soluti ... |

## 12) Lec 12. Spin, The Vector Model and Hydrogen Atoms## Lec 12. Quantum Principles -- Spin, The Vector Model and Hydrogen Atoms -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 6, 2014. Index of Topics: -0:22 Spin -2:56 The Vector Model -8:42 ... |

## 13) Lec 13. Hydrogen Atoms: Radial Functions &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Solutions## Lec 13. Quantum Principles -- Hydrogen Atoms: Radial Functions & Solutions -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 6, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:57 The Radial Functions 7:12 The Ryd ... |

## 14) Lec 14. Atomic Spectroscopy Selection Rules, Coupling, and Terms## Lec 14. Quantum Principles -- Atomic Spectroscopy Selection Rules, Coupling, and Terms -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 10, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:41 Atomic Spectroscopy ... |

## 15) Lec 15. Hydrogen Wavefunctions, Quantum Numbers, Term Symbols## Lec 15. Quantum Principles -- Hydrogen Wavefunctions, Quantum Numbers, Term Symbols -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 13, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:21 Quantum Numbers 2:40 Con ... |

## 16) Lec 16. Energy Level Diagrams, Spin-Orbit Coupling, Pauli Principle## Lec 16. Quantum Principles -- Energy Level Diagrams, Spin-Orbit Coupling, Pauli Principle -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 13, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:51 Cesium 1:27 Pract ... |

## 17) Lec 17. Approximation Methods: Variational Principle, Atomic Units## Lec 17. Quantum Principles -- Approximation Methods: Variational Principle, Atomic Units -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 18, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:55 Symmetry 2:23 Orth ... |

## 18) Lec 18. The Hydride Ion (Continued): Two-Electron Systems## Lec 18. Quantum Principles -- The Hydride Ion (Continued): Two-Electron Systems -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 21, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:53 Where We Left Off 2:06 Figu ... |

## 19) Lec 19. The Hydride Ion (Try #3!) The Orbital Philosophy## Lec 19. Quantum Principles -- The Hydride Ion (Try #3!) The Orbital Philosophy -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 24, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:38 Hydride Try #3 28:30 Energy ... |

## 20) Lec 20. Hartree-Fock Calculations, Spin, and Slater Determinants## Lec 20. Quantum Principles -- Hartree-Fock Calculations, Spin, and Slater Determinants -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 27, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:19 Where We Left Off 1:2 ... |

## 21) Lec 21. Bigger Atoms, Hund's Rules and the Aufbau Principle## Lec 21. Quantum Principles -- Bigger Atoms, Hund's Rules and the Aufbau Principle -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on February 27, 2014. Index of Topics: 1:22 Closed Shell Atoms 5:12 T ... |

## 22) Lec 22. The Born-Oppenheimer Approximation and H2+## Lec 22. Quantum Principles -- The Born-Oppenheimer Approximation and H2+ -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on March 03, 2014. Index of Topics: 1:03 The Born-Oppenheimer Approximation 4: ... |

## 23) Lec 23. LCAO-MO Approximation Applied to H2+## Lec 23. Quantum Principles -- LCAO-MO Approximation Applied to H2+ -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on March 06, 2014. Index of Topics: 1:06 LCAO-MO Approximation 2:30 H2+ 3:22 Variat ... |

## 24) Lec 24. Molecular Orbital: The Virial Theorem in Action## Lec 24. Quantum Principles --Molecular Orbital: The Virial Theorem in Action -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on March 06, 2014. Index of Topics: 1:11 Comparing the Results 4:04 H2+ Mo ... |

## 25) Lec 25. Optimizing H2+ Molecular Orbital, H2, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Config Interaction## Lec 25. Quantum Principles -- Optimizing H2+ Molecular Orbital, H2, & Config Interaction -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on March 17, 2014. Index of Topics: 1:07 Where We Were 3:28 Po ... |

## 26) Lec 26. Qualitative MO Theory## Lec 26. Quantum Principles -- Qualitative MO Theory -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on March 20, 2014. Index of Topics: 0:29 MO Diagrams 3:36 Qualitative Guidlines 5:36 Practice Prob ... |

## 27) Lec 27. CH4 Molecular Orbitals and Delocalized Bonding## Lec 27. Quantum Principles -- CH4 Molecular Orbitals and Delocalized Bonding -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on March 20, 2014. |

## 28) Lec 28. What We've Covered: Course Summary## Lec 28. Quantum Principles -- What We've Covered: Course Summary -- Instructor: A.J. Shaka, Ph.D Recorded on April 07, 2014. |

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